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Bones SCX10 Landrover D90 Build 1 year 9 months ago #1

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Hi all this is my D90 project based on an Axial scx10.

Bits so far...

Dingo builders kit,
Alturn AA750MG High torque race servo,
Peter's D90 hardbody and snorkel,
Peter's D90 plastic wheels (for now),
Copy tyres from ebay,
Micro d SHACKLES,
m4 threaded rod,
6mm alloy tube,
Traxxas revo ball ends,
Assorted Paint.

Still lots to get but will get there. This is my first scale build and first project thread so any comments/tips welcome :)

It's going to be 4 linked front and rear with custom links. (Hopefully my ball ends will be here tomorrow so i can start on them)

So far as you can see in the pics i have done both axles, shocks and tranny. Marine grease was used as i want this rig waterproof B)



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Re: Bones SCX10 Landrover D90 Build 1 year 9 months ago #2

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Your going to enjoy this build. Any ideas yet on color/style etc?

One thought, you might not be interested, but these things IMHO are in the flesh the most scale of the cars. Mounting the steering servo to the chassis as opposed to the axle will really help that final look. It's an extra expense, but actually am sure I've seen it done using the stock servo bracket bolted to the chassis.

Perhaps someone knows of a build with this done.

Anyway keep the pics a coming! B)
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Re: Bones SCX10 Landrover D90 Build 1 year 9 months ago #3

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Yep. Colour wise it's going Landrover willow green with a white roof, white wheels and flat black arches.

I was looking at mounting it on the chassis but it works best on the axle. If I don't like the look once it's together I'll consider moving it.

My build won't be as fast as yours but there will be plenty of pics :)

I'll also be making my own front and rear bumpers. Prob some rock sliders to. All from steel. I will need some measurements of a 3 racing winch so I've got room for one on my bumper. ;)
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Re: Bones SCX10 Landrover D90 Build 1 year 9 months ago #4

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Just read you parts list and it's exactly what i've ordered, even down to the colour! Hopefully mine should be waiting back at home waiting for me when I get back from holiday :)
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Mad one mate! Good taste hey B)
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Yes mate, great minds think like! Might rethink the colour now though!
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Damohick wrote:
Yes mate, great minds think like! Might rethink the colour now though!
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Re: Bones SCX10 Landrover D90 Build 1 year 9 months ago #8

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I'd go with the green Land Rover's in blue are just too common :whistle:

Looks like you got the shocks and Skid/Trans done so stop looking on here and get building lol
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Mine is definitely staying green as I've got all the paint :)

I'll continue the build tomorrow, hopefully my ball ends will be here.
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There is a lot of the green oval getting built at the mo......keep us posted mate
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Bone wrote:
hopefully my ball ends will be here.

Re-quote needed ;)
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My ball ends have got scratches all over them now :blink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Lmao !!! I sand mine after every run for smoothness ;)

Whats the look Showroom or Expedition?
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Lol :ohmy:

Expedition :cheer:
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Re: Bones SCX10 Landrover D90 Build 1 year 9 months ago #15

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bill wrote:
My ball ends have got scratches all over them now :blink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well stop dragging them over rocks then
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Earl wrote:
bill wrote:
My ball ends have got scratches all over them now :blink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well stop dragging them over rocks then

Can't help it mate, I'm set up for droop.
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bill wrote:
Earl wrote:
bill wrote:
My ball ends have got scratches all over them now :blink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well stop dragging them over rocks then

Can't help it mate, I'm set up for droop.


PMSL!!
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Update with problems :(

Links made




Chassis




Problems

1, I had to space the servo up to clear the ball ends.


2, Servo hit cross member when suspension is compressed. I've spaced it a bit but its still very close and might chafe my wire.


3, Both drive shafts bind and you really have to force it to turn them. I think the angle is too steep?

4, The wheelbase is too long, it's at 283mm. The front looks good but the rear is wrong.


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Re: Bones SCX10 Landrover D90 Build 1 year 9 months ago #19

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looking really good but looks like the rear links could do with a little shave
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I've just been looking at my old scx10 d90 build thread and I recon it's the new style drive shafts not liking the extreme angle.

Also on my build I chopped 6mm off of the front of my chassis to make it work the way I wanted it. So it might be that this the case for you and actually the rear is correct and you need to look at the front.

Was a long time ago though, and there's plenty of other d90 builds since


www.ukrcrc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=140...ostorder=asc&start=0
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just looked through your pics mate....

cant help you with the rod ends touching the servo mount, i dont use the truss on the front, i use the axial bender customs 4 link servo mount with axial rod ends with no issues at all.

the servo did touch the diagonal parts of the brace, i cut mine out and its now fine

the drive shafts are very steep especially on the front but i would wait until its at its running weight with all electrics in and body on, it will drop a bit more lessening the angle.
for the rear, add a couple of mm to the upper link lengths and it will clock the axle, again lessening the steepness of the angle.

as for the link lengths, the numbers i gave give me a wheelbase of 277mm which is about bang on, again using axial hardware.....
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gaz wrote:
just looked through your pics mate....

cant help you with the rod ends touching the servo mount, i dont use the truss on the front, i use the axial bender customs 4 link servo mount with axial rod ends with no issues at all.

the servo did touch the diagonal parts of the brace, i cut mine out and its now fine

the drive shafts are very steep especially on the front but i would wait until its at its running weight with all electrics in and body on, it will drop a bit more lessening the angle.
for the rear, add a couple of mm to the upper link lengths and it will clock the axle, again lessening the steepness of the angle.

as for the link lengths, the numbers i gave give me a wheelbase of 277mm which is about bang on, again using axial hardware.....

The rod ends now clear the servo plate as ive spaced it (you can see in the pic)
The drive shafts are EXACTLY at the same angle front and back. If you push the suspension down its only slightly better, no good :(

Ive done the links to the same length as you bud. Not sure whats going on.
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for your wheelbase, take a couple of mm at a time off the lower links, until you hit a sweet spot, dont take as much off the top links, then thats the rear driveshaft sorted.
as i say, the lengths i have given work perfectly using axial parts, cant be sure using other stuff, maybe more trial and error with that, but dont shorten the front anymore, its easier to shorten and "clock" the rear axle over the front one, but if you keep those driveshafts you may have to clock the front one too......

the front angle on mine is very steep but im running rc4wd punisher shafts and they work fine.
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What do you mean "clock" the axle?
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Hello mate clicking the axle refers to rotating it either forward or backwards. As for the link length, it's possiblE I've measured wrong ... Even 1mm would give a 4mm error in the total lengths ... Don't spose you have a hole to hole measurement do you Gaz? The shafts on my chassis even biNd at the orininal length ... But that's with no weight.
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Is it ok to have the top and bottom links the same length?
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Damohick wrote:
Hello mate clicking the axle refers to rotating it either forward or backwards. As for the link length, it's possiblE I've measured wrong ... Even 1mm would give a 4mm error in the total lengths ... Don't spose you have a hole to hole measurement do you Gaz? The shafts on my chassis even biNd at the orininal length ... But that's with no weight.

using axial rod ends, eye to eye on the lower links its 110mm.

the rod ends measure 12mm from the hole centre to the end that meets the link. B)
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My lower links are 110mm
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Standing back and looking at this, have maybe some of the bracketery around the chassis or axles been revamped slightly, thus throwing dimensions out.

I would load the chassis up with all that it will have fitted, measure your wheelbase. We know it needs to be 276/277mm then start shortening your links.
Because the links are angled the amount you remove will not be as much as the wheelbase shortens.
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bill wrote:
Standing back and looking at this, have maybe some of the bracketery around the chassis or axles been revamped slightly, thus throwing dimensions out.

I would load the chassis up with all that it will have fitted, measure your wheelbase. We know it needs to be 276/277mm then start shortening your links.
Because the links are angled the amount you remove will not be as much as the wheelbase shortens.


I havent got all the bits yet and the wheel base doesn't change much anyway. I need to angle the axles up slightly to get the driveshafts to work. I'm working on the rear at the mo.
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